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Mexico , by Charles Creighton Hazewell (1860)
"The mere thought of the changes that have occurred
there bewilders the mind; and the inhabitants of orderly
countries . . . wonder
that society should continue to exist in a country where government appears
to be unknown."
- Ferocious Differences, by Jorge G. Castaneda
The Mexican devaluation apparently caught Wall Street and the Clinton
Administration by surprise -- Mexico was opaque even to experts with a huge stake
in knowing what was going on. The reason, writes the author, a Mexican
intellectual, goes beyond finance to the Mexican national character and how
enduringly different the country is from the United States
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